It’s hard to figure out without reading the whole blog, so I decided to try to regularly update our current agenda. Basically this is to answer the question, “what do you want?”
Used to be pretty simple:
- We wanted Alex on cannabis in his group home
- We wanted to expose others to how much pain prohibition can cause to everybody, including an innocent child
At this point, Alex is an adult, pot’s been legal for years in Oregon, and we’re still not seeing any sign it will be usable by him. And we don’t even want it. Without solid medical research, nobody knows what precise combination of compounds would help him. Parents shouldn’t have to guess at dosing.
Now, our agenda is even simpler. We just want people to take a step back and think about the morality of our laws. Some laws, like making cannabis illegal, are based partially in racism, and now partially due to the belief that getting high is inherently evil. It’s time to look at the various things we consider “dangerous” and ask ourselves: is it truly less dangerous to spend time and resources fighting these holy wars against supposedly dangerous substances?
Pot is just one possibility that could have helped Alex years ago if we’d had good medical research. Maybe psilocybin could have been, too. Maybe something else I’ve never even heard of.